Wagering calculator

Enter three post-DJ! Round scores below to see wagering suggestions for each player.

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Liz: Consider risking $400, thereby beating Christine on the Triple Stumper (should Christine wager to cover John's doubled score).

John: You ought to wager to cover Liz, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $3,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,500 (to shut out Liz) or less than $900 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Liz). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Christine.

Christine: Wager $2,201 to cover John.

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